Lecile Harris Wiki – Biography
Lecile Harris was a native of Lake Cormorant, Mississippi. Harris is known for his role on the television series, “Hee Haw,” as well as being an inductee to the Mississippi Radio Hall of Fame and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Hall of Fame.
Lecile Harris Age
He was 83 years old.
Family and Career
He was born in Lake Cormorant, MS, Lecile’s list of acheivements includes induction into numerous Hall of Fames including the Mississippi Rodeo Hall of Fame.
He starred in the television classic Hee Haw for five years, has appeared in numerous movies and television shows, was nomimated ten times as the PRCA Act of the Year, and another ten times as the PRCA Clown of the Year.
Harris gained popularity after starring in the television show “Hee Haw” as well as roles in other TV shows and movies.
He was inducted into the Mississippi Rodeo Hall of Fame, the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and won the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association award for Clown of the Year five times.
Harris started out as a bullrider but switched to comedy after being injured at age 52, WATN-TV reported. He was also a drummer in the Memphis area during the 1950s and 60s, and played football at the University of Tennessee-Martin.
Harris died following a performance in Jackson, Mississippi, at the Dixie National Rodeo on February 12. His sad death was announced in a statement on his official Facebook page that read, “With immense and unbelievable sadness,
I regret to inform everyone that Lecile Harris passed peacefully in his sleep last night after completing the Dixie Nationals Rodeo in Jackson, Mississippi.
Thank you for your consideration in respecting our family’s privacy and allowing us time to grieve.”
Announcer Mike Mathis, who worked with Harris during his final performance, told ProRodeo.com, “(Lecile) said he was getting lightheaded and thought he might be getting the flu. He said he was going to go to bed.
I left Jackson this morning (Feb. 13) and came to Hattiesburg (Miss.). We start it with an event here and then the rodeo Friday and Saturday.
Lecile told me that he was not going to get up early, he was going to sleep a little later and he would see me at Hattiesburg this afternoon (of Feb. 13). This morning, the people at the hotel went in and found him unresponsive. I was shocked.”
Funeral plans weren’t immediately announced.